What caused the Skagit River bridge collapse?

What caused the Skagit River bridge collapse?

The incident took place when William Scott, a driver for Mullen Trucking Corp., was transporting an oversize load across the Skagit River Bridge when his vehicle struck 11 of the structure’s sway braces, causing a portion of the bridge to collapse into the river.

When did the Mount Vernon bridge collapse?

May 23, 2013
On May 23, 2013, the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River near Mount Vernon collapsed and sent two cars and debris into the water. Thursday marked six years since the collapse. Bryce Kenning was in one of the cars that plunged into the river. He and two other people were sent to the hospital with minor injuries.

What bridge collapsed Washington?

Tacoma Narrows Bridge
The Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses due to high winds on November 7, 1940. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge was built in Washington during the 1930s and opened to traffic on July 1, 1940. It spanned the Puget Sound from Gig Harbor to Tacoma, which is 40 miles south of Seattle.

What happened to the 35W bridge?

Shortly after 6 pm on August 1, 2007, the Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis was loaded with rush hour traffic creeping through an ongoing construction project. Without warning, the bridge collapsed, taking with it 111 vehicles.

Is Fir Island Road closed?

Fir Island Road is closed at the North and South Fork bridges to through traffic to allow flood fight measures to commence today and into the night as the crest moves through the river delta. The City of Mount Vernon will be reopening the Division Street (SR536) Bridge and Freeway Drive within the hour.

What bridge collapsed in the United States?

The snow-covered Forbes Avenue Bridge gave way on Friday morning, sometime after 06:00 local time (11:00 GMT). The collapse happened just hours before President Joe Biden visited the area to talk about infrastructure.